Tory Lin

Art in Various Forms




“I make art in various forms. I paint, sculpt and write to bring my ideas to life. All these different processes reflects a different side of me and as a whole my work shows the way I think and approach things as well as who I am as a person. Painting is my main focus and it shifts into two different categories- Fine art and Illustration. The fine art paintings has become very process-driven. I paint my sitters directly from life rather than from photographs. What makes my work different than the traditional portraiture is that my sitters are constantly moving around the space that we shared and are doing other tasks while I try to solve the painting. The objective is to capture the movement and the passing of time as well as the sitter’s presence in that particular moment in time. My illustration paintings are concept-driven. This line of work often uses surreal elements that captures a certain mood or feelings to tell a story. My sculptures and writings are interconnected. I start out by writing strange nonsensical stories that goes on to inspire a visual sculptural piece that is meant to bridge the imaginary world and the real world. I am always looking for a new way to break the boundaries of art making and explore the blurred lines between existing art genres, and by working in multiple forms helps me expand as an artist.”

Tory Lin was born in Taiwan and was raised in California. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in 2012. While in college, she participated in study abroad programs in Berlin and London. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and the United Kingdom, has appeared in a commercial in Ireland, and received recognition from juried competitions such as American Illustration and Creative Quarterly. Tory currently works as a fine artist and as a freelance illustrator.



Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12th | 7pm-10pm
Exhibits run: July 12 through August 2 2014

Avenue 50 Studio | 131 N. AVENUE 50, HIGHLAND PARK  90042